Seven months pregnant woman is shot and killed in Miami, baby boy clings to life
By Dave Andrusko
21-year-old Qualecia James, who was seven months pregnant, died Sunday after being shot earlier that afternoon in Miami. Her baby boy clings to life.
James was a passenger in a car when another vehicle came along side and opened fire. The Daily Mail reports that the driver, who was not hurt, pulled into a driveway and called police.
“James was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital in an extremely critical condition,” Joel Christie reported. “As doctors worked on saving her, they managed to deliver her child, who was born two months early.” But doctors were unable to save James, who was also the mother of a four-year-child.
“It hurts me so bad my daughter gone, she gone,” her father, Leroy James, told CBS. “’The last thing we always tell each other ‘I love you’ and that’s the last thing she said to me and the last thing I said to her ‘I love you’.”
Police are trying to figure out who killed Ms. James. Miami Gardens Police Detective Mike Wright told CBS4, “We are actively searching for any witnesses who will be able to help us out in this horrific incident. We need our neighbors to come together and start actually piecing this puzzle together.”
As for Leroy James, “All I got to say to the people who done this, run forever and a day. You will get caught I promise you that,” he told CBS4. “You done killed my baby girl, my firstborn. You will get caught.”
Police say Qualecia’s baby boy is in critical condition.